Life is not a matter of luck

“You’re so lucky,” they chimed. It was a vacationing couple we met while strolling the waterfront boardwalk in downtown Christiansted. Sue and I had moved to the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands a few years before and had heard this same response from so many visitors to the island when we told them … Read more

The power of a smile

The market was crowded, every aisle gridlocked with shoppers, nearly all of them pushing carts. I made my way past the bakery, threaded through the throngs at the deli counter, and turned the corner at the end of a case of salads. There was room for only one cart to negotiate the passageway; so many … Read more